Accession Number:

AD0643942

Title:

A CONCEPT FOR PROGRESS MANAGEMENT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C NAVAL ANALYSIS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

175.0

Abstract:

Outlines a program for building into an ongoing organization a capability for self-controlled, self-driven innovation through which it can evolve into an ever less imperfect instrument of its mission. A program for progressive development of successive stages of improved progress-management capability is described, along with supporting rationale underlying mechanics. The fully-developed system provides ability to 1 Define long-range organizational self-improvement objectives through a process which involves a application of economic choice to selection of progress objectives based on explicit and documented assumptions, and b reduction of uncertainty and refinement of assumptions via RAND Delphi technique and R and D 2 identify, analyze, structure and document problems barring attainment of objectives 3 apply most appropriate resource -- management initiative, management technical assistance, R and D, or capital investment -- to solution of these problems, and 4 select R and D problems on basis of return on investment--expected value of payoff over cost to the Command.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE